Archive for the ‘Lab Medicine’ Category

Alcohol hand rubs not enough to curb hospital infections

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Making alcohol-based hand gels common and accessible in hospitals increases their use and cuts the amount of microbes on the hands of nursing staff. But it does not cut the rates of device-associated infections, illness caused by drug-resistant bacteria or cases of Clostridium difficile, says a study published in the January Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

Authors and other experts say this situation is not because the products are ineffective. Rather, increases in their use need to be carried out in conjunction with other infection control strategies.

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Acupuncture Treatment For Arthritis

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

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Perth WA, Natural Treatment Clinic Perth Western Australia, Alternative Therapy Treatments in certain areas of natural medicine. These problems, Allergies, Hay Fever, Arthritis

Arthritis Pain Treatment Therapy ( Joint Pain ) Study-New Research on
Arthritis Pain Treatment Therapy ( Joint Pain ) Study. New Research on HexTapes of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and the Office of Alternative Medicine at the NIH. Further arthritis

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Prescription Drug Safety Measure Clears Assembly Committee

Friday, December 21st, 2007

California bill will prod national decision makers, serve in lieu of federal policy if Congress fails to act

SACRAMENTO—The California Assembly Health Committee passed the Pharmaceutical Drug Information and Safety Act, SB 606 (Scott), today with all members present voting in favor of the bill. The measure will require pharmaceutical companies to disclose the results of clinical studies, meaning that doctors, patients, researchers and even industry competitors will gain access to information on the side effects and effectiveness of medicine currently on the market.

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Prescription Drug Safety Measure Clears Assembly Committee

Friday, December 21st, 2007

California bill will prod national decision makers, serve in lieu of federal policy if Congress fails to act

SACRAMENTO—The California Assembly Health Committee passed the Pharmaceutical Drug Information and Safety Act, SB 606 (Scott), today with all members present voting in favor of the bill. The measure will require pharmaceutical companies to disclose the results of clinical studies, meaning that doctors, patients, researchers and even industry competitors will gain access to information on the side effects and effectiveness of medicine currently on the market.

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Prescription Drug Safety Bill Stalls In State Senate

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Supporters vow to keep fighting for measure this year

SACRAMENTO—Doctors, patients, consumer groups and health care advocates were dealt a setback by the state Senate this week when it failed to advance the Pharmaceutical Drug Right-to-Know Act. The legislation, SB 1683 by Senator Jack Scott (Altadena), would have required pharmaceutical companies to disclose the results of all their health studies, good and bad. It was introduced in response to the VIOXX tragedy, which was worsened by drug giant Merck's cover-up of its own negative health studies, and other drug safety tragedies like it.

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DIY abortions at home

Friday, December 21st, 2007


Women can safely have DIY abortions at home, a study has concluded. The pilot study, set up by the Department of Health (DoH), found that women less than nine weeks pregnant could safely have the medical abortion outside of hospital.

None of the 172 women, who were given tablets to terminate their pregnancy supervised by a nurse in a health centre, suffered serious complications. Shirley Butler, who managed the pilot project, said: “This has been a successful pilot and it has proved that abortion is safe outside a hospital. “We have had few problems. Some women experienced pain and they were given painkillers. “One woman had haemorrhaging, but if she had been at home she would have called our helpline and she would have been given help.”
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… regular steam cleaning of carpets for those (Allergies And Blurred Vision)

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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… regular steam cleaning of carpets for those who suffer from cat allergies. … The phrase “Your Allergy Nurse” is used as a trademark only, and is not intended …

Cat Allergies: Causes & Treatments from AllergicPet.com
… causes allergies in cats, their signs and symptoms, and available treatments. … Flea Allergy - Like dogs, cats commonly suffer from flea allergies. …

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Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training

Friday, December 21st, 2007

A survey of nearly 700 surgical residents in 17 U.S. medical centers finds that more than half failed to report needle-stick injuries involving patients whose blood could be a source of HIV, hepatitis and other infections.

Authors of the report — appearing in the June 28 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine — say most residents in the survey falsely believe that reporting and getting timely medical attention won’t prevent infection. Residents also say reporting takes “too much time” and interrupts their work.

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Senate Health Committee Passes Groundbreaking Pharmaceutical Drug Safety Legislation

Friday, December 21st, 2007

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Health Committee today passed SB 1683, the Pharmaceutical Drug Right-to-Know Act. The bill, authored by Senator Jack Scott (Alta Dena) and sponsored by CALPIRG, would require drug companies to release the results of all their health studies for every drug sold in California.

“The Vioxx and Paxil scandals have made it perfectly clear that drug companies won’t voluntarily tell the public the whole truth,” said Emily Clayton, CALPIRG’s Health Care Advocate. “This legislation represents the best hope that doctors, researchers and patients have of getting some real answers about the safety and effectiveness of their medicines.”

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American Kennel Club - Dogs and Allergies (Baby Cereal Allergies)

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

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The following breeds generally do well with people with allergies: Dogs and Allergies The following breeds generally do well with people with allergies:

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